Load up the IPod!
It's a day off and Kev has had to go into work (poor bastard) so I am spending quality time this morning getting my IPod loaded for next weekend.
I always have a ton of high energy dance tracks - Flo Rida has been my running buddy since day one. A bit of Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Jay Z, David Guetta & Sia. Dr Alban - It's My Life, Mr President - Coco Jambo, Sonique - Sky, Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Cascada, Global Deejays. You get the picture.
And for this trip Scissor Sisters - San Luis Obispo/Kiki/Only The Horses/Shoes On/Fuck Yeah & a ton of Mumford & Sons who I discovered properly this month. That shit be good.
REM are another staple. They have always been 'my' band and no, I am still not over the break up. I was lucky enough to see them 7 times from Edinburgh in 1996 to San Francisco in 2008. I added tracks from Murmur/Out of Time/Up & Collapse Into Now.
Some random rock stuff: Coldplay - Charlie Brown, Morrissey - Fatty/Ouija Board/Sunday, Keane - Snowed Under, Travis - Flowers, Downtown Fiction - I Just Wanna Run, Tom Petty - Freefalling/American Girl/Learning to Fly. Arcade Fire - Ready To Start always makes me speed up.
Then there's just a whole bunch of weird stuff - yes I mean you Gunther and the Sunshine Girls. The Ding Dong Song generally finds its way onto my playlist. Boney M - Rivers of Baylon/Rasputin/Gotta Go Home (the steel drums on some of their tracks are awesome) & Venga Boys in moderation. A few tracks from Jersey Boys & Les Mis.
I usually listen to Virgin at work for a while before a race to see if there's any new dance stuff I like but Absolute Radio (UK) has been so good lately I can't turn over.
97 songs and 6.3 hours of happy!
What do you enjoy listening to while you race or train? Am I missing anything fabulous?